Clay Bolt was invited to speak about the importance of protecting native bees on Capitol Hill as part of the national “Keep the Hives Alive Tour” during #PollinatorWeek (June 13th-23rd), which was organized by a number of other beekeeping, environmental, food and farming groups to help raise awareness about the plight of pollinators and how toxic pesticides contribute to their decline. The Tour was designed to urge EPA, USDA and Congress to take action and support sustainable agriculture. Each stop on the tour differed, ranging from forums to press conferences to rallies.
Clay spoke on June 22nd to a number of beekeepers, farmers and farmworkers, members of Congress, EPA, USDA, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
If you haven't, please be sure to watch the film, and sign the petition to speak up for this species!